Breathwork Health & Beauty Benefits
Breath is the Source of Life
Did you know there is a school of thought that believes you can improve your health and enhance your beauty by breathing effectively?
Breathing is one of the things we do every day, and it can yield positive benefits in your health and overall outlook on life. Think about it... we can live weeks without food, days without water but, only minutes without air, without oxygen.
You’ll be surprised to find there are many health and beauty problems that can stem from poor breathing and lack of oxygen, and how many of those problems may just "magically" begin to fade with consistent, daily breathwork.
If you’re unfamiliar with breathwork, keep reading to find out all you need to know and how you can start to benefit today by breathing with purpose.
What is Breathwork?
Breathwork is the conscious engagement of breathing exercises to control your breathing in a specific manner, while boosting your mental and physical state.
From ancient exercises to modern techniques, breathwork is recognized as one of the natural ways to help various ailments, whether that be physical, mental or emotional.
There are breathwork exercises and techniques available to everyone. These breathwork techniques include:
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Box Breathing
- Alternate Nostril Breathing
- 4-7-8 Breathing
- Equal Breathing
- Resonant Breathing
- Breath Focus Technique
No matter what the exercise may be, the end result is the same; improve blood flow, increase oxygen, stimulate cell renewal & reproduction, increase mental clarify, increase emotional stability and much, much more.
In short, a healthier, feel better body and a happier, more positive outlook on life!
Here are Five Beneficial Rewards of Breathwork for Beauty & Health
1. Breathwork May Help Boost Your Immune
According to an article by Dr. Jeremy Montrose, the way you breathe can affect the functionality of your immune system. A feeble immune system is prone to infections, hypersensitivity, inflammation, and other health-related issues that could spell disaster.
One beneficial reward of engaging in breathwork exercises is that it may help boost your immune system.
2. Breathwork May Help Release Toxins Building Up in the Body
As you go about your daily activities, you may inhale harmful toxins in the air. These toxins could be in the form of dust, bacteria, or other air pollutants that can lead to physical lethargy, dull unhealthy skin, breakouts, premature aging and more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles.
Breathwork exercise like diaphragmatic breathing energize the diaphragm to deeply breathe in to increase oxygen in the blood, sending that newly oxygenated blood to the skin, aiding in blood circulation and toxin elimination.
3. Breathwork May Help Promote Better Sleep
Lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health and beauty. You could be at the risk of experiencing health-related issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, or irregular heartbeats.
Sleep deprivation could also lead to the premature appearance of wrinkles on your skin and dark circles under the eyes that can add 10 years to your age. Breathwork is natural relaxing method for insomniac patients.
4. Breathwork May Help Minimize Stress
Did you know when you are stressed out, there are tell-tale signs on your skin? When going through stress, stress hormones are released into the body. These hormones, like cortisol, can spike the level of oil production in the skin glands. The increased level of oil production can clog the pores and lead to acne breakouts.
Practicing breathwork reduces stress by counterbalancing your flight or fight response in difficult situations reducing the production of cortisol.
Often times, the simples solutions turn out to be the best solutions. Try breathwork today and see what kind of benefits you can experience with daily, conscious breathing.